From a Texas college student riding in a Barbie jeep to a "newborn" 13-year-old's "baby photos," there was no shortage of attention-grabbing stories this week. In case you fell off the grid a bit, here are a few that made waves.
Baby announcements -- not just for babies anymore.
A couple years ago, photographer Kelli Higgins and her husband adopted a 10-year-old boy named Latrell. A few years later, when Latrell was 13, he told Higgins he was upset he didn't have any baby photos.
So, Higgins decided to do a newborn-inspired photoshoot for her teenage son. In 2013, she posted the pictures to her photography studio's Facebook page with the caption, "Here's my sweet not so little Newborn! His name is Latrell and he weighs 112 pounds."
The announcement went viral -- and two years later, Higgins' photos are continuing to put a positive spin on adopting older children.
One Florida kitten got itself into a hairy situation.
Tampa Police got an emergency phone call over the weekend of a kitten in distress.
Officers had to climb down a manhole to save little Tabby who had been heard crying from neighbors in the area.
After the rescue, the photos were posted to the Tampa Police Department's Facebook page, where they have received over nine thousand likes and have been shared more than two thousand times.
The kitten is now up for adoption -- and our guess is that won't be the case for long.
That's our roundup for the week. Check back next week for a new batch of stories you may have missed.
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KYOTO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 06: A tourist takes a photograph in the rain at the famous Sagano Bamboo Forest on September 6, 2015 in Kyoto, Japan. The famous city of Kyoto is going through a massive tourism boom. It recently won the title of World's Best City 2015, for the second consecutive year, in the consumer travel magazine Travel+Leisure, World's Best Awards. The total number of visitors to the city continues to climb year on year and the city has set a goal of achieving 3 million foreign tourists, equating to a tourist spend of 1 trillion yen (approx. $12 billion USD) by the time the Olympics arrive in 2020. However, such a surge in tourist numbers does not come without problems and recently, Kyoto city released two etiquette manuals to help tourists behave respectfully. The manuals, one for ' How to use a toilet' and the Akimahen (Don'ts of Kyoto) use cartoons and emoji's to explain 18 rules of correct tourist behavior, some of which include, where to smoke, when to take your shoes off, where and when you are able to take photographs and how to act appropriately at temples and shrines. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
LAYTOWN, IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Runners and riders compete in race 5 at the Laytown races during the one day annual meet on September 10, 2015 in Meath, Ireland. The event first ran in 1868 and occupies a unique position in the Irish racing calendar as it is the only race event run on a beach under the Turf Club Rules of Racing. Laytown is one of a select few beach horse races in the World that run under the official rules. (Photo by Clodagh Kilcoyne/Getty Images)
MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 06: Planes fly over the grid before the Formula One Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo di Monza on September 6, 2015 in Monza, Italy. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 11: A man walks past a row of American flags that have been lowered to half staff on the Washington Monument grounds, near the US Capitol on September 11, 2015 in Washington, DC. Today marks the fourteenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks when terroristists high jacked airliners and flew them in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
SUBOTICA, SERBIA - SEPTEMBER 09: Migrants make their way through Serbia, near the town of Subotica, towards a break in the steel and razor fence erected on the border by the Hungarian government on September 9, 2015 in Subotica, Serbia. Thousands of migrants have funnelled their way across country to the small gap in the steel fence unopposed by the authorities. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 9: Apple CEO Tim Cook stands on stage during a Special Event at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium September 9, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Apple Inc. unveiled latest iterations of its smart phone, forecasted to be the 6S and 6S Plus and announced an update to its Apple TV set-top box. (Photo by Stephen Lam/ Getty Images)
ROSZKE, HUNGARY - SEPTEMBER 09: Migrants continue to scramble under fencing across into Hungary from Serbia at sunset on September 9, 2015 in Roszke, Hungary. Thousands of migrants have continued to cross into Hungary over the last few days from Serbia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
A Lebanese man plays with a fish close to the Sidon Sea Castle during a sandstorm in the southern port city of Sidon, on September 8, 2015. A dense sandstorm engulfing parts of the Middle East left at least two people dead in Lebanon and hundreds suffering from respiratory problems, as officials warned residents to stay indoors. AFP PHOTO / MAHMOUD ZAYYAT (Photo credit should read MAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)
This photo is taken on September 7, 2015 shows a traditional fisherman riding a small boat on Inle Lake in Myanmars northeastern Shan state. AFP PHOTO / Ye Aung THU (Photo credit should read Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images)
VALLADOLID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 06: Fabien Napias of the French Recortadores company Passion Saltador leaps over a charging bull at the end of the Liga de Corte Puro finals at the Plaza de Toros on September 6, 2015 in Valladolid, Spain. The art consists of leaping, diving and somersaulting over charging bulls. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 5: Grounds crew pull the tarp on the field as lightning from an approaching storm strikes in the distance during the third inning of a game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Milwaukee Brewers at Great American Ball Park on September 5, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)